Welcome to Pacific Visions!

Louis PrezelinDirector
Director of Photography
Underwater Cameraman
Technical Consultant

Born and raised in France, Louis began to scuba dive in 1964 on the rugged coast of Brittany and became a Helicopter Rescue Swimmer with the French Air Force. He later joined the Cousteau Expeditions in 1968, first as a diver on camera in the early shows of the series “The undersea world of Jacques Cousteau”. Soon after, he began an extensive training program in underwater camera technology to work as assistant cameraman on the legendary Calypso. After studying at the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, Louis worked as a DP/Cameraman underwater specialist and rejoined the Cousteau Expeditions starting with an award winning series in the jungle of the Amazon.

Louis with Shark!During more than thirty years of travel around the world, Louis has led teams to shoot in remote locations, directed televisions series and documented countless adventures above and under water on film and video from Alaska to Antarctica. Louis contributed to major theatrical productions and filmed spectacular action scenes with sophisticated remote controlled helicopters.

Louis Fling Cam Louis Prezelin
Over the years, Louis Prezelin has build up an exceptional expertise in underwater technology. He was commissioned to direct several complex technical projects such as the construction of highly sophisticated camera and lighting systems for the Cousteau Society as well as Ocean Futures Society.

PACIFIC VISIONS INC., Santa Barbara, California
Phone 805-966-9819